Compare Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and Chevrolet Trailblazer

Compare Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and Chevrolet Trailblazer


Comparing Pajero Sport and Chevrolet Trailblazer, each model has its own advantages and disadvantages. Where would a 7-seater SUV be worth buying?

The VND 1 billion 7-seater SUV segment in the Vietnamese market is witnessing fierce competition from many brands from Korea, Japan and Europe and America. In particular, two models Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and Chevrolet Trailblazer are on the list of consideration of many families. Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and Chevrolet Trailblazer both have the essentials of a versatile SUV such as a powerful transmission, 7-seat spacious, well-equipped facilities, versatile capabilities … So buy Pajero Sport or Trailblazer ?

Introduction of Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and Chevrolet Trailblazer

Formerly known as Challenger, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is a quite comprehensive upgrade from the outside to the previous model. Currently, Pajero Sport is imported from Mitsubishi Thailand factory and is launched with 6 versions.

2018 Chevrolet Trailblazer and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2018Chevrolet Trailblazer and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

Trailblazer is a replacement for the Colorado 7 model, Chevrolet’s veteran SUV model for many years. On the surface, the Trailblazer is the Colorado 7 but inside, the company has made very significant upgrades and tweaked the entire operating system to increase competition in the urban high-rise SUV segment. . In Vietnam, Trailblazer is a rather strange name in the SUV segment. Chevrolet Trailblazer is also an imported model from Thailand with 3 versions.

Compare Chevrolet Trailblazer and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport in terms of exterior

Detailed parameters of the appearance of two SUVs Chevrolet Trailblazer and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport are compared:

Size Chevrolet Trailblazer LTZ Mitsubishi Pajero Sport G
Length x Width x Height (mm) 4,887 x 1,902 x 1,852 4,785 x 1,815 x 1,805
Wheelbase (mm) 2,845 2,800
Ground clearance height (mm) 221 218
Turning radius (m) 5,9 5,6
Weight / kg) 2,150 / 2,735 1,975

In terms of detailed dimensions of Chevrolet Trailblazer, the SUV of GM is slightly better than Pajero Sport, from length, width, height to wheelbase. Trailblazer is quite square. This mid-range 7-seater sports SUV inherits the Colorado platform, Chevrolet’s cult pickup, but is eye-catching and more modern design.

The 2018 Chevrolet Trailblazer has better measurements than the Pajero SportChevrolet Trailblazer has better measurements than Pajero Sport

Chevrolet Trailblazer looks quite “rough” with the style of steering wheel, wind cavity layout as well as fog lamp sockets. The point back on the Trailblazer is the lighting technology headlights – still the old Halogen technology. Currently, many SUVs of many players participating in the market have applied Projector projection technology with excellent projection technology, which is not only effective in terms of aesthetic lighting but also very clear when observed at night.

King of the field PajeronSport of 2018PajeronSport runner-up king of the year

Let’s take a look at the details of the exterior equipment on these two SUVs:

Exterior equipment Chevrolet Trailblazer LTZ Mitsubishi Pajero Sport G
Car lights Halogen lamp

Car lights automatically turn on and off

Adjust the beam height

LED car lights

Car lights automatically turn on and off

Automatic height adjustment

Wash the headlights

Daylight LED LED
Fog lights Have Have
Wiper Automatic wiper sensor Car lights automatically turn on and off
Tail light LED LED
Rearview mirror Power adjustment / folding, integrated turn signals Power adjustment / folding, integrated turn signals
La jante wheels 18 ”, tires 265 / 60R18 18 ”, tires 265 / 60R18
Luggage trunk door Manual opening and closing Manual opening and closing

All of the exterior equipment of these two SUVs is not much different. The basic difference is that the two models have their own design principles and are aimed at different tastes.

Compare Chevrolet Trailblazer and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport in terms of interior

Below is a list of interior equipment for the two models:

Furnished with furniture Chevrolet Trailblazer LTZ Mitsubishi Pajero Sport G
Steering wheel Leather upholstery

Integrated hands-free audio and control

Cruise control

3 spoke, leather

Integrated hands-free audio and control

Cruise control

Sport gear shift lever

Car seats Premium leather material

6-way electric driver’s seat

Row of seats 2 headrest 3 positions, armrests

Seats of seats 3 folded 50:50 flat floor

Premium leather material

8 way power driver seat direction

Row of seats 2 headrest 3 positions, armrests

Seats of seats 3 folded 50:50 flat floor

Multimedia system MyLink, screen 8 ”

Connect AUX / USB / Bluetooth

Apple Carplay & Android Auto

7 speakers high

DVD player, screen 7 ”

Connect AUX / USB / Bluetooth

6 speakers

Air conditioning system Automatic

Rear seat air outlet

Automatic, 2 independent regions

Rear seat air outlet

Sunroof Is not Have
Start / Stop engine Start by button, smart key
Other equipment Rearview mirror in anti-glare

Remote car start feature

Power outlet in the front / rear seats

Reviewing the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport car through the steering wheel – the main and most familiar part for the driver on Pajero Sport, Mitsubishi showed that the investment deserves good care and helps Pajero Sport “have the cheeks” in the multi-purpose vehicle segment. sport. The driver’s emotions when touched and manipulated on the steering wheel give a very different feeling and can be described by a word “substance”.

Steering wheel parts on Pajero Sport are designed with four spoke shapes and the letter “X” for 4-way adjustment. The driver will be added with two silver gear shifters, hands free handsfree button, 360-degree camera, Cruise Control and volume adjustment are quite convenient. Remarkably, these two levers are attached to the driving custom, not unlike sports cars.

This steering wheel on the Chevrolet Trailblazer is not as good as the Pajero Sport but still meets the needs of a 7-seater SUV of less than 2 billion for the family. The steering wheel on the Trailblazer is an electric power steering, which is still fully integrated with the function keys that have become the default on SUVs like Cruise Control, Hands Free hands-free phone or custom collision warning function.

The Chevrolet Trailblazer tail is designed square, so the space for the third row of seats is quite comfortable for adults, including the legroom below or the ceiling above. The entire seat is covered with high-class leather, black and gray, quite luxurious. However, many of the finishing details using hard plastic tiles are not as delicate as those on Pajero Sport.

The seating system of the two SUVs is quite carefully invested. On Pajero Sport, the seat system is covered with high-grade leather, particularly the driver’s seat adds 8-way electric adjustment function. Mitsubishi complements the row of seats between the 3 headrests very comfortably. The last row of seats on Pajero Sport as well as on Trailblazer, has enough comfortable space for adults to sit. Two rows of passenger seats can be folded flat to expand the luggage area for the car.

Close-up of the Trailblazer cockpit 2018Close-up of the Trailblazer cockpit

In terms of infotainment system, one Chevrolet Trailblazer over Japanese rival is the integration of two trendy entertainment features: Apple Car Play & Android Auto. This feature has become the standard in many SUV models with multi-device connectivity, which is extremely convenient in the digital age.

In addition, the entertainment screen of Trailblazer is also marginally larger than the Pajero Sport, incorporating GM-developed MyLink technology and the speaker system is also smaller than the one-speaker opponent. Pajero Sport absolutely has many other valuable advantages that Trailblazer can not compete with such as the sunroof and smart key, integrated with the function of the start of a button.

Pajero Sport’s luggage compartment has a volume of 131L. When stacking two rows of guests, you will have a total volume of 1,500L. The luggage compartment of the Chevrolet Trailblazer is nearly double that of 235L and the same is 1,830L when arranging both passenger seats. Both models of this versatile SUV have not yet overcome the disadvantages: do not equip the trunk opening with electricity because the weight of this part is quite heavy, not suitable for people with weak health or women.

The luggage compartment of the Trailblazer 2018 is much larger than the Pajero SportTrailblazer luggage compartment is much larger than Pajero Sport

Compare Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and Chevrolet Trailblazer in terms of engine / performance

Car experts are very much interested in these two versatile sport SUVs are the feeling of driving and the ability to operate in many road conditions in Vietnam. Nearly all models of Ford Everest or Toyota Fortuner are not appreciated at this point by these two models.

Chevrolet Trailblazer specifications on the engine impressed the observers even though the appearance and equipment in the cockpit did not turn on. The engine fitted on this GM’s model is Duramax 2.8L, producing 197 horsepower at 3,600 rpm and maximum torque of 500 Nm at 2,000 rpm. Note, Trailblazer owns the best engine parameters in the SUV segment. This engine comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission and a two-wheel drive system. The US automaker has fine-tuned the tassels so they can run most efficiently, optimizing fuel consumption. According to the announcement, the average fuel consumption of Trailblazer is 9.1L / 100 km.

Evaluate Chevrolet Trailblazer via two-bridge mode. This mode supports switching from one bridge to two bridges very quickly with a maximum speed of 120 km / h and Trailblazer overcome “sweet” even difficult terrain. The ground clearance of 221 mm makes this SUV capable of wading to 800 mm just like the Pajero Sport.

With a roar as high as Pajero Sport, Trailblazer wading ability is also 800m.With a roar as high as Pajero Sport, Trailblazer wading ability is also 800m

When the car is moving on the road, the chassis system gives the driver a feeling of peace of mind because of the feeling of certainty even when operating at high speed above 100 km / h. There are no feelings of bumpy or bumpy cars. A special feature is that although possessing a Diesel engine, Trailblazer has very good soundproofing ability, especially when the machine operates at the highest capacity.

With Pajero Sport, due to owning the smallest turning radius – only 5.6 m in the segment of multi-purpose 7-seat urban high-rise cars, the ability to operate the street is very stable, in addition to the extreme cross-country ability. Delicious Pajero than Trailblazer and many other rivals in performance. Pajero Sport is equipped with Mitsubishi MIVEC V6 with a capacity of 3.0L, producing a maximum capacity of 217 horsepower at 6,250 rpm and torque of 285 Nm at 4,000 rpm. 8-speed automatic transmission is very smooth.

The driving experience on Pajero Sport is rated as very goodThe driving experience on Pajero Sport is rated as very good

Speaking of the performance of Pajero Sport without mentioning its ability to show the Sport quality is a big omission. Sport mode really gives the driver very emotional sports quality with thrilling thrills. Pajero Sport has two types of transmission, rear and two Super Select 4WD-II bridges. Four extremely convenient cross-country modes (gravel, mud / snow, sand and rock) help the driver to be completely proactive on his offroad roads. Fuel consumption is a bit higher than Trailblazer, around 10 – 11L / 100km measured on average in mixed road conditions. This consumption is on par with Ford Everest or Toyota Fortuner.

Compare Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and Chevrolet Trailblazer in terms of safety equipment

Details of the safety equipment on the two 7-seat SUVs are compared as follows:

Safety equipment Chevrolet Trailblazer LTZ Mitsubishi Pajero Sport G
Brake system Anti-lock braking ABS

Electronic brake force distribution EBD

Emergency brake assist BA

Anti-lock braking ABS

Electronic brake force distribution EBD

Emergency brake assist BA

Electronic balance Have Have
Departure across the slope Have Have
Anti-slip system Have Have
Automatic door lock Is not Have
Electronic handbrake Is not Have
Cruise control Have Have
Class pressure sensor Is not Have
Sensor & Reverse Camera Reverse camera

Rear parking sensor

Reverse camera

Front-to-back parking sensor

Airbag is safe 2 front airbags 7 airbags
Other safety equipment Pass pass support

Anti-roll system (ARP)

Trailer control when towing (TSC)

Blind spot warning

Warning vehicles moving sideways when backing

Frontal collision warning

Warning vehicles out of lane

Downhill support

360 degree surveillance camera

Unintended acceleration (UMS)

Blind spot warning

In terms of passive safety equipment, Pajero Sport is much more than 5 airbags than Trailblazer. In general, active safety equipment on Pajero Sport is still more complete, but Trailblazer still has other safety technologies that Pajero Sport does not have or vice versa. This shows that the views of safety according to calculations and thinking of Japanese and American manufacturers are different.

Should buy Mitsubishi Pajero Sport or Chevrolet Trailblazer?

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport deserves to be a Vietnamese king with many outstanding advantages over Trailblazer and other rivals in the 7-seater SUV segment. Very powerful and flexible with valuable sports driving experiences. Chevrolet Trailblazer will be for those who care about fuel economy, moderate practicality and the typical American characteristics in the urban high-rise multi-purpose vehicle.

Latest Mitsubishi Pajero Sport price:

  • Price of Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2.4 MT (4 × 2) diesel machine: VND 980.5 million
  • Price of Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2.4 AT (4 × 2) oil machine: VND 1,062 billion
  • Price of Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 3.0 AT (4 × 2) gasoline engine: VND 1,092 billion
  • Price of Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 3.0 AT Premium (4 × 2) gasoline engine: VND 1,160 billion
  • Price of Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 3.0 AT (4 × 4) gasoline engine: VND 1,182 billion
  • Price of Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 3.0 AT Premium (4 × 4) gasoline engine: 1,250 billion VND

Latest Chevrolet Trailblazer price:

  • Chevrolet Trailblazer 2.5L 4×2 MT LT: VND 885 million
  • Chevrolet Trailblazer 2.5L VGT 4×2 AT LT: 925 million VND
  • Chevrolet Trailblazer 2.5L VGT 4 × 4 AT LTZ: VND 1,066 billion

The price of Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and the price of Chevrolet Trailblazer are similar.


Each model has its own advantages and disadvantages. One side is a Japanese car, the other is an American car, both Chevrolet Trailblazer and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport are good value options in the segment of cars priced at VND 1 billion in Vietnam.

Tuấn An

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